Rolf Philipona

portrait PD Dr. Rolf Philipona
Senior Scientist

Tschuggenstrasse 39
CH-7260 Davos Dorf

Phone: +41 (0) 81 416 55 73
Phone2: +41 (0) 79 348 10 39
E-mail: rolf.philipona(at)
Phone: +41 (0) 81 416 55 73
Phone2: +41 (0) 79 348 10 39
E-mail: rolf.philipona(at)

Programs in which Rolf Philipona holds an official function:
SGMboard member

Key Publications of Rolf Philipona (up to ten) :
Kräuchi, A., and R. Philipona, 2016: Return glider radiosonde for in situ upper-air research measurements. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2535-2544, doi:10.5194/amt-9-2535-2016.

Philipona, R., 2014: Atmospheric thermal radiation - from historical measurements to investigations of the Earth's greenhouse effect. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 22, 771-775, doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0473.

Broccard, E., P. Jeannet, M. Begert, G. Levrat, R. Philipona, G. Romanens and S.C. Scherrer, 2013: Upper air temperature trends above Switzerland 1959-2011. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres, 118, 4303-4317, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50438.

Philipona, R., A. Kräuchi, G. Romanens, G. Levrat, P.Ruppert, E. Brocard, P. Jeannet, D. Ruffieux and B. Calpini, 2013: Solar and thermal radiation errors on upper-air radiosonde temperature measurements. J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 30, 2382, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00047.1.

Philipona, R., A. Kräuchi and E. Brocard, 2012: Solar and thermal radiation profiles and radiative forcing measured through the atmosphere. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L13806, doi:10.1029/2012GL052087.

Philipona, R., 2012: Greenhouse warming and solar brigthening in and around the Alps. Int. J. of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.3531.

Philipona, R., K. Behrens and C. Ruckstuhl, 2009: How declining aerosols and rising greenhouse gases forced rapid warming in Europe since the 1980s, Geophys, Res. Lett.,36, L02806, doi:10.1029/2008GL036350.

Ruckstuhl, C., R. Philipona, K. Behrens, M. Collaud Coen, B. Dürr, A. Heimo, C. Mätzler, S. Nyeki, A. Ohmura, L. Vuilleumier, M. Weller, C. Wehrli and A. Zelenka, 2008: Aerosol and cloud effects on solar brightening and the recent rapid warming, Geophys, Res. Lett., 35, L12708, doi:10.1029/2008GL034228. (ACP Award 2009)

Philipona, R., B. Dürr, A. Ohmura, and C. Ruckstuhl, 2005: Anthropogenic greenhouse forcing and strong water vapor feedback increase temperature in Europe, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L19809, doi:10.1029/2005GL023624. (WMO 2007 Norbert Gerbier – MUMM International Award).

Philipona, R., B. Dürr, C. Marty, A. Ohmura and M. Wild, 2004: Radiative forcing - measured at Earth's surface - corroborate the increasing greenhouse effect. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L03202, doi:10.1029/2003GL018765.

Expertise of Rolf Philipona:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic AtmosphereMeteorology
Global Warming
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Rolf Philipona:
Surface Radiation; Upper-Air Measurements

Last update: 5/23/18
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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